42nd Street

Suspicious package forces shutdown of 42nd street in Times Square

A report of a suspicious package led to the closure of 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues Wednesday morning, the latest sign the city's jitters have not eased from Saturday's bombing in Chelsea. 

Police confirmed the bomb squad was responding as a precaution. 

Photos on social media show both ends of the highly trafficked street closed to cars and pedestrians, and city officials said to expect traffic delays and road closures in the area as the investigation continued.